Welcome to the 30 Day Organization Challenge

The kids are going back to school, can we hear an Amen?

Of course we can. We all love our kids but there’s just something about the first week of school that has us happy dancing all over place.

Peace, quiet, organization…that’s better. But wait, with the long, dog days of summer are you really organized? We know we’re not ready and that’s why we devised the 30-day-challenge, to get us back on track, organized and ready for that angel-singing, can’t wipe-the-smile-off-your-face first day of school!

Our mission for this challenge is to get the little things organized that impact us in a huge way. Who wants to hear “MMMMOOOOOOMMMMM! Where’s the…” (insert panic item here). These next 30 days will give your family ownership of where stuff belongs.

Most of our mini challenges will only take 15 minutes, depending on your mess level, some might be more involved for you but set a timer for the time you have and give it a good go. We aren’t aiming to be perfect, cause perfect is overrated, just do the best you can in the time you have.

Remember to shop your home before buying anything, you never know what you can source in your home to help with your organizing projects.

Keep us up to date on your progress on Instagram using #KIN30Day and we can all see the amazing organizing projects you are working on.

See you tomorrow!

It’s not too late! Sign up here and start your 30 Day Organization Challenge any day of the year!

What can we do this Weekend? July 28th Edition

Back to school Organization

Summer Heat Festival Kids in Niagara

St. Catharines Library Events

Story Corner

Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:00AM – 11:30AM

Where: Central Library
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 227

Meet in the Children’s area at the Central Library at 11:00am every Saturday for 30 minutes of storytelling. Bring your favourite stuffed animal friend.

  • Free
Crafternoons

Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:00PM – 3:30PM

Where: Port Dalhousie Branch
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 500

Drop in for crafts and activities. We provide the materials, you let your creativity run wild. Parents or older siblings may need to help younger children with activities.

  • Ages 10 and under
  • Free
Teddy Time Tales

Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:15PM – 2:45PM

Where: Merritt Branch
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 400

Meet in the Children’s Area every Saturday for 30 minutes of storytelling. Bring along your teddy!

  • Ages 5 and under & their families
  • Free

TD Niagara Jazz Festival

Various events around Niagara click here for details and ticket information

Family Day NiagaraGrimsby Farmers Market

Thursday July 27th | 3pm – 7pm

The market was established in response to a growing demand by the residents of Grimsby to enjoy the freshness of “home grown” products from the Niagara Region. Set up as a “Home Grown” Market, our vendors grow their own product and take the time to answer all the questions of the shoppers at the market.

We close a portion of Main Street between Christie and Ontario Streeets at 1:30 each Thursday from May 30 until October 10, 2013 to set up our market so that we are ready to start at 3:00.  The market runs rain or shine for the entire season.

crockadoodle grimsby

Market Day: Drop & Shop

Thursday July 27th

Drop & Shop at the Grimsby Market!

Drop your child off for up to one and a half hours for some creative fun while you go shop and enjoy the market!

(We have a waiver/contact form that will need to be filled out and then you are good to go!)

Supervision, snack and juice included.

Price is based on piece selected per child, ages 5+ are welcome, availability depends on a first come, first serve basis.

Drop-offs start at 3pm with our last pickup time being 8pm.

Puddicombe Farms Train Schedule

Saturday July 29th & Sunday July 30th | 10am – 4pm

Puddicombe Farm1468 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek

Come ride the Train at Puddicombe Farm!

Family Day Niagara

Port Colborne Farmers Market

July 28th | 7am – 1pm

Over 60 vendors from throughout the Niagara Region present their fresh produce, meats, baked goods and a colourful variety of flowers and bedding plants. It is truly a delight for all your senses!

66 Charlotte St., Port Colborne

There is free 2 hour time limit parking on downtown streets.

 

Family Day Niagara

The Pelham Farmers Market

From our gate to your plate; Farmers feed cities! Support your local farmers, and know who grows your food.

Join us at Pelham Town Square for Pelham’s best produce, where the food is fresh, high in quality and the next best thing to harvesting it yourself.

When: Thursdays May 4th to October 5th
Where: Municipal Parking Lot, Pelham Town Square, Fonthill
Time: 4:30 PM to dusk

skateboarding pelham

Family Day Niagara

Friday July 28th…

Ridgeway Farmers Market

July 29th, 2017 | 7:30am – Noon

Family Day Niagara

Welland FloatFest

welland float fest

Welland Farmers Market

July 29th, 2017 | 6am – Noon
Raising community awareness, with many vendors, about the benefits of eating healthy and the importance of supporting a sustainable agricultural community.

 

Welland Rowing

July 23rd

Summer Music Festival

Here is the rest of the Summer Line up!

Welland Summer Music festival 2017

Family Day Niagara

Check out the Fireworks over the Falls this Weekend!

Family Day Niagara

art kids niagara

July 30th | 1pm – 3pm

Drop in to our Family Friendly Art Studio, on select Sundays to make your own artwork. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to explore art and get creative! Families are encouraged to see the exhibition in our gallery and then get their hands messy working on their own artwork in our studio.

$2 suggested donation.

Lions Carnival Niagara on the Lake

What Can We Do This Weekend? | July 21st Edition

Back to school Organization

Public Skating Niagara

St. Catharines Library Events

Story Corner

Saturday, July 22, 2017
11:00AM – 11:30AM

Where: Central Library
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 227

Meet in the Children’s area at the Central Library at 11:00am every Saturday for 30 minutes of storytelling. Bring your favourite stuffed animal friend.

  • Free
Crafternoons

Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:00PM – 3:30PM

Where: Port Dalhousie Branch
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 500

Drop in for crafts and activities. We provide the materials, you let your creativity run wild. Parents or older siblings may need to help younger children with activities.

  • Ages 10 and under
  • Free
Teddy Time Tales

Saturday, July 22, 2017
2:15PM – 2:45PM

Where: Merritt Branch
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 400

Meet in the Children’s Area every Saturday for 30 minutes of storytelling. Bring along your teddy!

  • Ages 5 and under & their families
  • Free

Family Day Niagara

Happening at the Forty

Join us for our Free Community Festival, Happening at the Forty
3 days of fun for the whole family
FREE, mostly, Community Festival in the Heart of Downtown Grimsby.
3 fun days.

Thursday, July 21 3pm-7pm: Grimsby Farmers Market
7:30-10 pm: Fireworks at Murray St. Park, Food Trucks, Live Music, and Fireworks at Dusk (9:45) PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SEATING and please leave your pets at home!

Friday July 22: Noon to 2ish: Lunch on the Lawn, Join us in Coronation Park for Live Music at Lunch time with Two Sheets to the Wind, Free Lunch for first 125 people in Park. Brown bag it and bring your own lunch and enjoy FREE live music. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SEATING

Friday July 22: 6pm – 11 pm: Jazz and Wine by the Creek.
Food, Wine and LIVE Music in Coronation Park. No Charge to enter licensed area, food and drinks sold on site. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SEATING and please leave your pets at home!

Saturday July 23: 10 am -6 pm. Main Street and Coronation Park. Vendors, Sidewalk sales, Artisans Alley, Childrens Area, Childrens Entertainment in Park, Live Bands on Main STreet until 8 pm. Food Trucks and SO MUCH MORE.

Come out and see what a great community we have and celebrate with us!

Grimsby Farmers Market

Thursday July 20th | 3pm – 7pm

The market was established in response to a growing demand by the residents of Grimsby to enjoy the freshness of “home grown” products from the Niagara Region. Set up as a “Home Grown” Market, our vendors grow their own product and take the time to answer all the questions of the shoppers at the market.

We close a portion of Main Street between Christie and Ontario Streeets at 1:30 each Thursday from May 30 until October 10, 2013 to set up our market so that we are ready to start at 3:00.  The market runs rain or shine for the entire season.

Puddicombe Farms Train Schedule

Saturday July 22nd & Sunday July 23rd | 10am – 4pm

Puddicombe Farm1468 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek

Come ride the Train at Puddicombe Farm!

Family Day Niagara

Port Colborne Farmers Market

July 21st | 7am – 1pm

Over 60 vendors from throughout the Niagara Region present their fresh produce, meats, baked goods and a colourful variety of flowers and bedding plants. It is truly a delight for all your senses!

66 Charlotte St., Port Colborne

There is free 2 hour time limit parking on downtown streets.

 

Family Day Niagara

The Pelham Farmers Market

From our gate to your plate; Farmers feed cities! Support your local farmers, and know who grows your food.

Join us at Pelham Town Square for Pelham’s best produce, where the food is fresh, high in quality and the next best thing to harvesting it yourself.

When: Thursdays May 4th to October 5th
Where: Municipal Parking Lot, Pelham Town Square, Fonthill
Time: 4:30 PM to dusk

skateboarding pelham

Family Day Niagara

 

Friday July 14th…

Ridgeway Farmers Market

July 22nd, 2017 | 7:30am – Noon

Family Day Niagara

Welland Farmers Market

July 22nd, 2017 | 6am – Noon
Raising community awareness, with many vendors, about the benefits of eating healthy and the importance of supporting a sustainable agricultural community.

 

Welland Rowing

July 23rd

Summer Music Festival

Here is the rest of the Summer Line up!

Welland Summer Music festival 2017

Welland RibFest

Welland Rib Fest

At the Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds – 1100 Niagara Street, Welland

Friday 4pm – 11pm

Saturday 11am – 11pm

Sunday 11am – 7pm

ROBERTSON AMUSEMENTS CARNIVAL

Carnival Welland

Fun for all ages, family & friends!

Front parking lot from July 21-23
Friday 5PM – 11PM, Saturday 11AM – 11PM, Sunday 12PM – 4PM
Tickets $1.75 each, 16 for $25 or 26 for $40

Family Day Niagara

Check out the Fireworks over the Falls this Weekend!

What Can We Do This Weekend? | July 14th Edition

Public Skating Niagara

Family Day Niagara

Happening at the Forty

Join us for our Free Community Festival, Happening at the Forty
3 days of fun for the whole family
Thursday, July 13: Grimsby Farmers Market on Main Street from 3-7
Friday, July 14: Lunch on the Lawn in Coronation Park, free lunch and live music 12-2
FIREWORKS at the NEW Southward Park with 3 live bands, food, kids activities and more. Headlining DESIRE, Grimsby’s own U2 Tribute band 7-11pm

Saturday, July 15:
Vendors on Main street from Mountain to Patton Streets
Kids area and entertainment on the stage in Coronation Park
10-6
Lord of the Wings noon in Coronation Park

Come out and see what a great community we have and celebrate with us!

Grimsby Farmers Market

Thursday July 13th | 3pm – 7pm

The market was established in response to a growing demand by the residents of Grimsby to enjoy the freshness of “home grown” products from the Niagara Region. Set up as a “Home Grown” Market, our vendors grow their own product and take the time to answer all the questions of the shoppers at the market.

We close a portion of Main Street between Christie and Ontario Streeets at 1:30 each Thursday from May 30 until October 10, 2013 to set up our market so that we are ready to start at 3:00.  The market runs rain or shine for the entire season.

Popup Vintage Market

Crock a Doodle Grimsby

July 13th | 3pm – 8pm

Drop & Shop at the Grimsby Market!

Drop your child off for up to one and a half hours for some creative fun while you go shop and enjoy the market!

(We have a waiver/contact form that will need to be filled out and then you are good to go!)

Supervision, snack and juice included.

Price is based on piece selected per child, ages 5+ are welcome, availability depends on a first come, first serve basis.

Drop-offs start at 3pm with our last pickup time being 8pm.

Puddicombe Farms Train Schedule

Saturday July 15th & Sunday July 16th | 10am – 4pm

Puddicombe Farm1468 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek

Come ride the Train at Puddicombe Farm!

Family Day Niagara

Port Colborne Farmers Market

July 14th | 7am – 1pm

Over 60 vendors from throughout the Niagara Region present their fresh produce, meats, baked goods and a colourful variety of flowers and bedding plants. It is truly a delight for all your senses!

66 Charlotte St., Port Colborne

There is free 2 hour time limit parking on downtown streets.

 

Family Day Niagara

skateboarding pelham

Family Day Niagara

Friday July 14th…

Ridgeway Farmers Market

June 24th, 2017 | 7:30am – Noon

Family Day Niagara

Welland Farmers Market

July 15th, 2017 | 6am – Noon
Raising community awareness, with many vendors, about the benefits of eating healthy and the importance of supporting a sustainable agricultural community.

 

Welland Rowing

Summer Music Festival

 

Here is the rest of the Summer Line up!

Welland Summer Music festival 2017

Family Day Niagara

Check out the Fireworks over the Falls this Weekend!

What can we do this Weekend Niagara? July 7th Edition

weekend niagara

 

15th Annual Classic Car Show

Weekend Niagara

6th Annual Community Fair

Saturday July 8th | 10am – 3pm

Trinity Christian Reformed Church

1230 Old Martindale Rd., St. Catharines ON,

Come join us for a fun day that the whole family will enjoy. Toddler bouncer, kids games and crafts, obstacle course, treat bags and snacks. Pulled pork and drinks for lunch.

Under the Sea Book Event

Saturday July 8th |10am – 11am

The Book Outlet

340 Welland Ave, St. Catharines L2R7L9

Grab your whosits, whatsits, & thingamabobs for an adventure with Ariel! 🍴🦀🐠
We will have:
Story time with Ariel
Treasure hunt under the sea game
Seashell painting & coral reef craft
Free refreshments available (limited quantities)

Code 4 Kids Camp

Saturday July 8th | 10am – 3pm

St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre

425 Carlton St., St. Catharines

Your kids will be hooked! During our one day coding camp, your children will learn to program by creating fun apps that work on computers and gadgets like iPads and Android tablets.

Kids take home a coding kit that has dozens of app building projects ranging from the simple: 2 lines of code, to complex: 60+ lines of code ($30 value). Kids will get to continue the learning on their own and build countless apps and share them with their friends.

Space is limited, so register now!

www.code4kids.ca

Other dates available!

Teddy Bear Picnic at Morningstar Mill

Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 10:30 am – 1 pm

2714 Decew Road, St. Catharines

Join us for a morning of fun, history, and furry friends! The picnic will feature a look inside the historic mill and home on the property, a craft, games, lunch and more! There will even be a nurse’s station for the minor repair of special friends, so make sure to bring your favourite teddy bear or doll!

Please call the St. Catharines Museum at (905) 984-8880 to reserve your spot. Get ready to have an un-bear-ably good time!

Ages 4 – 9
$10 per Child
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Day Niagara

Cherry Festival

July 8th | 9am – 3pm

St Mark’s Anglican Church

41 Byron St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Come for the fresh-baked cherry pies and stay for the fun at this family friendly event. New this year is a destinations and events silent auction including concerts, dinners and vacation homes. BBQ breakfast and lunch served, designer and nearly new clothing, treasures, jewellery, music, bake table, children’s activities and bouncy castle. Fort George Fyfe and Drum Corps performs at noon.

 

Neob Lavender Fesitval

Family Day Niagara

Puddicombe Farms Train Schedule

Saturday July 8th & Sunday July 9th | 10am – 4pm

Puddicombe Farm1468 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek

Come ride the Train at Puddicombe Farm!

Family Day Niagara

An afternoon out with your Dog instead of your kids…

The Muddy Paws Wine Festival

Saturday July 8th & Sunday July 9th | 12pm – 5pm

Vineleand Estates Winery

3620 Moyer Rd, Vineland

This Festival presents a unique opportunity to celebrate excellent wine and food in Niagara – and bring along your best (four-legged) friend. On this weekend, Vineland Estates Winery and Featherstone Estate Winery will open their doors to well-behaved dogs on leash who wish to accompany their owners.

New and favourite wines will be available by the glass and renowned chefs will be serving delicious fare all afternoon. There will be a canine theme to the weekend, with special events at each winery and a portion of wine sales will support National Service Dogs.

Tickets are $20.00 (+ HST) and include access to the Festival area at both wineries; one glass of wine and one commemorative glass. NEW THIS YEAR: Your ticket will be valid for either Saturday or Sunday, please specify which day you would like to visit when you purchase your ticket.

On Sat July 8 and Sunday July 9, tickets can be purchased at the door.

VENDORS:
NRP K-9 Unit
Habitat for Humanity – Dog House Raffle
Welland SPCA – Adopt a Dog Truck
Healthy Hearts Animal Wellness
Indigo Pet Photographer
Luck and Mutts
Hammer City Paws Rescue Inc
Live Music at both locations
Fresh Baked Artisan Dog Treats
Chefs Justin Downes, Patrick Engel and Mike McColl will be creating delicious menu options for you to enjoy.

Family Day Niagara

skateboarding pelham

Family Day NiagaraRidgeway Festival 2017

Ridgeway Festival 2017Family Day NiagaraWelland Rowing

Summer Music Festival

Children’s Concert – Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 1:30pm

Sonshine and Broccoli

Here is the rest of the Summer Line up!

Welland Summer Music festival 2017